BOOK OF THE UNICORN

FURTHER READING

When I wrote this book I still worked on a portable typewriter. I tried to keep carbon- or photocopies of everything I posted off but there was some sort of panic at the last moment with this book and I sent the typescript off without taking a copy of the Bibliography. I consoled myself that I’d see it in print soon enough, but then the publishers decided to drop it and that was the last I saw of it. However, here's a chance to largely put that right.

Below in no particular order are some of the most interesting sources of unicorn lore I came across while researching the book. I’ll add others as I remember or come across them.

The worst part of losing the Bibliography is that I also lost the sources of the stories with which we open the book. I've managed to retrace most of them and will credit them in the appropriate placemake a list here in due course but it was particularly galling to lose the origins of Therese and the Unicorn, which I found in a really obscure set of extracts from Medieval chronicles, told much more briefly than I do because it kind of came to life on the page. Still, maybe it will turn up again eventually.

Robert Brown JR FSA
The Unicorn: A Mythological Investigation
1881 Longmans Green & Co

C G Jung
Psychology & Alchemy: Collected Works Vol 12
Routeledge, Kegan & Paul

Odell Shepard
The Lore of the Unicorn
1930 London & Boston

Beer, Rüdiger Robert
Unicorn: Myth and Reality
1977

Bestiary: Translation of MS Bodley 764
Bodleian Library, Oxford
1992 Folio Society

Charles Gould
Mythical Monsters
1886, 1989 Bracken Books

Wolfram von Eschenbach
Parsifal and Titural

Willy Ley
The Lungfish, the Dodo and the Unicorn
1949 Viking Press

Peter Lum
Fabulous Beasts
1951 Pantheon Books

Gotfredsen, Lise
The Unicorn
1999

H A Guerber
Myths and Legends of the Middle Ages
Project Gutenberg

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